We wanted to make a place to party, free our minds, open our hearts, learn, discuss, be inspired and to see what is achievable as a community and, in 2001, Shambala Festival was born.
Shambala is so much more than just a monumental party. It’s a haven, a think-tank and a happening all infused with heartfelt, purposeful hedonism. It’s a space to play, to reinvent, revitalise. It’s a playground, a realm for wild experimentation and alternative education where unforgettable life skills are shared, learned and applied.
Shambala is committed to being as environmentally sustainable as possible and is considered truly pioneering Europe-wide, even winning the European Festival Awards’ ‘Green Operations’ award in 2016. In the past five years we have reduced the onsite carbon footprint of the festival by 81%, and in 2014 we were awarded the International ‘A Greener Festival Award’ for the second year running. We are now 100% renewably powered, and in 2016, went meat and fish free to reduce our carbon footprint.
Shambala would be the number one festival on our list, the first name on our festival team sheet. This is simply the best adventure that you can currently have in a festival field. End of.